Amy Luers: Sparking Exponential Climate Action
We face a future full of disruption. To keep global warming below 2°C, countries must adopt a simple rule: cut emissions in half every decade to 2050. Solutions may be market ready and economically attractive, but it will require economic transformation at an unprecedented speed and scale.
Meanwhile, Silicon Valley’s digital revolution is re-wiring the way we work, shop, live and socialize. Tech giants have had a profound influence on democracy and the modern economy, and the promise of artificial intelligence, robotics, and the internet of things will only bring more disruption.
Can the massive transformations of the digital revolution help drive us toward a climate-safe world? This talk explores the priorities for science, technology and policy to drive forward the integrated approach that is needed to tackle this challenge. Amy Luers and Future Earth are showing leaders, scientists and business that they must collaborate to put us on the road to a thriving, sustainable future.
This lecture is presented as part of the University of Alberta's International Week 2019. It is also presented by the University of Alberta's Sustainability Council and Global Education Program, MacEwan University's Office of Sustainability, and the City of Edmonton.